Amichand Rajbansi

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Amichand Rajbansi. Source:


An artist, the former Chairman of the House of Delegates Tricameral parliamentary chamber for Indian people, Minister without Portfolio and leader of the Minority Front.

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Clairwood, Durban,South Africa
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Clairwood, Durban,South Africa

Amichand “Bengal Tiger” Rajbansi was born in Clairwood, Durban on 14 January 1942. At the age of 14 he attended every African National Congress (ANC) rally addressed by Chief Albert Luthuli and Moses Mabida in Durban.

• Gastrow, S. (1985).Who's who in South African Politics, [Ravan Press: Johannesburg] p250.
• Rickard, C. (1988). “Rajbansi vs. the world: an inquiry into corruption turns into an angry jousting tournament” Weekly Mail. Vol 2 (48), p.g 9.
• The Times of India, (2000), ‘Rajbansis of South Africa part ways’, 19 August [online] Available at, [Accessed: 9 January 2012]
• News 24, (2011), ‘Amichand Rajbansi dies’, 29 December, [online], Available at[Accessed: 10 January 2012]
• Mail and Guardian, (2011), Rajbansi 'central to what SA has achieved, 31 December, [online], Available at[Accessed: 10 January 2012]
• Mbanjwa, B, (2011), Cult figure was larger than life, from the Independent Online, 30 December, [online], Available at[Accessed: 10 January 2012]

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This article was produced by South African History Online on 11-Jan-2012

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